Monday, September 24, 2012
The Untouchables To Perform At Whisky A Go Go In LA On 9/29!
Attention ska fans in Los Angeles! The Untouchables are performing at the legendary Whisky A Go Go on the Hollywood Strip in Los Angeles this Saturday 9/29!
The Whisky was a focus of the emerging New Wave, ska, punk rock, and heavy metal movements in the late 1970s, and frequently presented local Los Angeles ska and mod acts like The Untouchables as well as The Specials and The Selecter during their first U.S. tours. The club also famously played host to early performances by the Ramones, The Dictators, The Misfits, Blondie, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, XTC, The Police, and The Jam.
The Untouchables exploded out of the O.N. Klub in Los Angeles in 1981 and soon provided the soundtrack for the ska/mod revival that spread like wild fire across Southern California in the late 70's and early 80's. The band quickly outgrew the small confines of local clubs as word of their live show grew and they sold out several self-released 7" singles. The band also made memorable movie cameos in 'Repo Man' and 'Party Animal'.
The success of The Untouchables and their giant step from local Los Angeles ska/mod heroes to a major label deal with Stiff Records in the U.K. is a classic story about how old fashioned DIY marketing, self-promotion and good luck used to work in the music business (now all you need is a YouTube video!).
Check out the current version of the band with original vocalist Jerry Miller preforming "Free Yourself" and "Wild Child" in Los Angeles earlier this summer.
If you live in or near Los Angeles and want to see some American ska history, get yourself to Whisky A Go Go on the Hollywood Strip! If you can't make this show, the band is also performing a Skalloween show on October 26th at The Vault in Temecula, CA with Voodoo Glow Skulls!
The Whisky A Go Go
On the Hollywood Strip
8901 Sunset Blvd
W. Hollywood CA 90069
The Untouchables & Voo Doo Glow Skulls
41607 Enterprise Circle North
Temecula, California 92590